British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton believes his switch to a vegan diet has helped propel him to the brink of a fourth F1 world title.
Hamilton’s victory at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday means he is likely to wrap up the drivers’ championship this week in Mexico City.
The Mercedes racer, 32, insists his success this season is in part down to his improved health, which he attributes to becoming a vegan almost two months ago.
Lewis Hamilton is going #vegan.
But is it wise to switch diet during a tense #F1 title battle?
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Hamilton, 32, said:
“I feel the best I’ve ever felt physically and mentally.
“All year I’ve felt very strong mentally, but I think physically I’m now taking also a big step and that’s really the decision I made to change my diet.
“The best decision was obviously moving to this team; the second best was changing my diet.”